March 27, 2022
US President Joe Biden’s two-day visit to Poland has reaffirmed the strength of the partnership between the two countries and NATO allies, the American ambassador to Warsaw has said, amid Russia’s war in neighbouring Ukraine.
The US ambassador to Poland, Mark Brzezinski, said in a tweet on Sunday that Biden’s visit “reaffirmed the strength of the alliance between the United States and Poland.”
[Biden] said in his address that the United States and its allies had “a sacred obligation under Article 5 to defend each and every inch of NATO territory with the full force of our collective power.”
Article 5 of the Washington Treaty guarantees collective defence by stating that an armed attack against one NATO member state “shall be considered an attack against them all.”
“Don’t even think about moving on one single inch of NATO territory,” Biden said in his Warsaw speech, in an apparent message to Putin.
Earlier on Saturday, Biden reassured Polish leaders that NATO’s Article 5 was “a sacred commitment, not a throwaway, a sacred commitment that relates to every member of NATO.”